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#1 heimdll

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:52 PM

I have this sword that i inherited and am trying to translate the mei on the tang. the tang is inscribed on both sides, andi have translated the other side. it dates the the sword to aug 18th 17 showa (1942). but i have not had any luck translating the this side. any help would be most appreciated. thank you!

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#2 ROKUJURO

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

Heimdll,

what is your name please?

The signatute is easier to read if the photos are oriented tip-up. Last name KANJI might be ....HIDE.


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#3 k morita

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:39 PM

Hi,
The signature says:
遠江住太田親秀  Ota Chikahide in Totomi province(Shizuoka prefecture).

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:43 AM

http://www.militaria...-ota-chikahide/

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#5 heimdll

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

Sorry my name is Arden.

I was having no luck with translating this side of the tang. Your help is very much appreciated.Thank you very much.



#6 cisco-san

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 03:02 PM

Arden,

 

some more information about your smith (from Markus book):

CHIKAHIDE (親秀), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Shizuoka – “Ōta Chikahide” (太田親秀), “Tōtōmi-jū Ōta Chikahida” (遠江住太田親秀), real name Ōta Harutoki (太田春時), born March 20th 1893, besides of his hometown Inasa (引佐), he also worked in Tōkyō and in Ōsaka, jōko no jōi (Akihide), First Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)


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#7 heimdll

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:03 PM

Klaus, Thank you for the extra info. I have been looking all over the internet for info on Chikahide.







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